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File:Henrik Ibsen Vanity Fair 1901-12-12.jpg|right|thumb|Ibsen caricatured by SNAPP for Vanity Fair (British magazine)|Vanity Fair, 1901 '''Henrik Johan Ibsen''' (;[http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/ibsen "Ibsen"]. ''Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary''. ; 20 March 1828 – 23 May 1906) was a major Nineteenth-century theatre|19th-century Norwegian playwright, theatre director, and poet. He is often referred to as "the father of theatrical realism|realism" and is one of the founders of Modernism in theatre.On Ibsen's role as "father of modern drama," see ; on Ibsen's relationship to modernism, see Moi (2006, 1-36) His major works include ''Brand (play)|Brand'', ''Peer Gynt'', ''An Enemy of the People'', ''Emperor and Galilean'', ''A Doll's House'', ''Hedda Gabler'', ''Ghosts (play)|Ghosts'', ''The Wild Duck'', ''Rosmersholm'',...
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Birth date{{Birth date|df=yes|1828|3|20}}
Birth placeSkien, Grenland, Union between Sweden and Norway|United Kingdoms of Sweden and Norway
Death date{{Death date and age|df=yes|1906|5|23|1828|3|20}}
Death placeOslo|Christiania, Norway
(modern Oslo)
OccupationWriter
NationalityNorway|Norwegian
GenreNaturalism (theatre)|Naturalism
Realism (theatre)|Realism
Notableworks''Peer Gynt'' (1867)
''A Doll's House'' (1879)
''Ghosts (play)|Ghosts'' (1881)
''An Enemy of the People'' (1882)
''The Wild Duck'' (1884)
''Hedda Gabler'' (1890)
InfluencesSøren Kierkegaard|Kierkegaard{{·}} Georg Brandes|Brandes{{·}} J.P. Jacobsen|Jacobsen {{·}}August Strindberg|Strindberg
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